• About Us

    Sherrie 2013Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Bridges Scholars Program Director

    Sherrie joined the CDC in July 2008 to manage all facets of the Bridges Scholars program which includes, curriculum development, marketing, and teaching. She has earned a B.A. in Organizational Studies from Bethel College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. Along with her work in the CDC, Sherrie loves creative prose, salsa dancing, and developing her knowledge to further serve Hamline students.  

    ChrissyChristine Francis, Career Counselor

    Christine joined the CDC staff in August 2012. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel University and a M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. As the Career Counselor, Christine helps students recognize skills and interests, develop resumes and cover letters, effectively interview, create job search strategies, plan for graduate school, and other related issues. Christine enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and exploring the twin cities by foot or bike.

    LaurenKavanLauren Kavan, Internship Program Director 

    Lauren joined the CDC staff in March 2006. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and a M.A. from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. As the Internship Program Director, Lauren helps students find internship opportunities related to their career interests. She also assists students with the internship registration and paperwork processes to obtain credit for their experiences. Lauren spends her free time on home renovation projects, competing in monthly game nights with friends, and going for walks around the Twin Cities.

    DeeDeeDeeDee LeMier, Employer Relations Specialist

    DeeDee joined the CDC staff in June 2013 and has worked at Hamline since 2007. She is a Hamline University alumna, having earned her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a focus in Organizational Communication and minor in Business Management. As the Employer Relations Specialist, DeeDee’s responsibilities center on developing and maintaining relationships between the campus community and employers. When not working at her alma mater, you will find her seeking out the small town corners of St. Paul: attending drive-in movies, cheering on the Hamline hockey teams or hosting sledding parties with neighbors and friends.

    TerryMiddendorfTerry Middendorf, Director 

    Terry has been with the Career Development Center since August 1998. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Morris and a M.A. in Counseling from Truman State University (Northeast Missouri State University). Terry is responsible for the strategic direction of the CDC, office management, new initiatives, campus relations, as well as co-leading the Practice Interview Program. He enjoys golfing, working out at the gym, horror movies, and has never missed an episode of Survivor!

    Joan_OJoan Ostergren, Senior Career Counselor 

    Joan works part-time and has been with the Career Development Center for over 15 years. She earned a B.A. in Religion from Carleton College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Counseling and Student Personnel Program at the University of Minnesota. Joan is a Licensed Psychologist and has also spent many years working in private practice. Joan works individually with students to assist them with career decisions and job search. She also co-leads the Job Search Group and is involved with other CDC events. Joan’s favorite activities include: gardening, wilderness canoeing and backpacking, running and cooking. She is also an active volunteer with the YMCA and Carleton College.